Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lawn Boots

This blog entry is about lawn boots. Partly because they are interesting but largely because they contain no letter “D”. Note the missing key This isn’t an intellectual exercise, I’m no Georges Perec (he wrote “La Disparation”, a novel without … Continue reading

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Driving Horse Decorations

I have just found a box of old harness decorations. They come in many forms : simple solid badges, some interlocking monograms or ciphers and some depicting parts of crests or coats of arms. This decoration features a bloodhound. The … Continue reading

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Military Stirrups

I bought these stirrups in London, they fascinate me. They are made of brass, which was once gilded. Only a little gilding remains, most has been enthusiastically polished away, there are residues of brass polish in just about every crevice of … Continue reading

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